Yagya's Effect on Environment - A Study

The industrial wastes, rapid urbanization, deforestation,air and water pollution, disturbances in the ozone layer - formation,radioactive waves etc., have destabilized the human, animal and plant life cycles. The ecological imbalance caused by these acts of ‘civilized men’ has resulted into disastrous threat not only to human survival but to the life as awhole on our planet.

Till recently it was accepted that research into science can furnish answer to all of man’s problems. Today we find increasing number of diseases including malfunctioning of body organs due to increasing severity of pollution in the atmosphere. Ozone layer depletion has been causing ailments like sunburn, skin cancer, cataracts and weakening of the immune system.Viruses are becoming Drug-resistant and showing consistent growth trends.

Experimental studies show that the incidence of physical ailments, sickness and disease are reduced in the houses, where the Yagya (Agnihotra) is regularly performed because it creates a pure, nutritional and medicinal atmosphere. It renews the brain cells, revitalizes the skin, purifies blood and prevents growth of pathogenic organisms.

Agnihotra is basically a healing process. ‘Heal the atmosphere and the healed atmosphere will heal you’- is the Modus Operandi.Purification of environment through the constituent electrons of the substances

fumigated in the Yagya is an obvious effect of this process.The observation of some distinguished scientists is noteworthy in this regard.

Dr. Hafkine has mentioned that - “mixing ghee and sugar and burning them creates smoke which kills the germs of certain diseases and secretion takes place from some glandsrelate to the wind-pipe, which fill our heart and mind with pleasure.

Sugars present in Havishya have great power to purify the atmosphere. It kills the germs of T.B., measles, smallpox and cow-pox, remarks Prof. Tilward. According to Dr. Shirowich, a Russian scientist has remarked that (i) Cow’s milk contains great power of protection from atomic radiation;(ii) Houses having cow-dung covered floors enjoy complete protection from atomic radiation; (iii) If cow’s ghee is put into Yagya fire, its fumes lessen the effect of atomic radiation to a great extent.

The medicinal fumes emanating from Agnihotra have been observed by researchers in the field of microbiology to be clearly bacteria lethal in nature. These eradicate bacteria and other micro-organisms,which are the root cause of illness and diseases. This must be the reason why the incidence of physical

ailments, sickness and diseases becomes less in the households, where Agnihotra is regularly performed.

Even without going into detailed chemical bacteriology, it can be stated that performance of Yagya leads to purification of air.


Under steam volatilization, the various volatile oils get diffused in the surrounding atmosphere along with steam and smoke. Since these oils have distinct good smell, the foul odors are automatically replaced. This aroma can be experienced easily in the surroundings when Yagya is performed due to diffusion of substances like... See More

The partial oxidation of hydrocarbons and decomposition of complex organic substances produce formal aldehyde which is a powerful antiseptic. It is also interesting to note that germicidal action of formaldehyde is only effective in the presence of water vapor which is also produced in large quantities in Yagya. The use... See More

There are non-bacterial parasites like flies, ringworm, dice, fleas etc., which are immune to bactericides, which are also harmful to other living beings. Such insects which are generally immune to ordinary reagents. However they either get killed or are driven away, when they come in contact with the fumes of... See More

The disinfection of air is not only useful to animal life but also helps plant’s life though the bacteria responsible for diseases in both may be different. The aromatic substances during Yagya get diffused in the air and offer protection to plant life against harmful organisms. This ensures healthy plant... See More

Consignment of the wood and other organic maters to flames has been always controversial because of generation of CO and CO 2 and increase in consequent ‘green house’ effect. It had been argued that performance of Yagya also produces CO and CO2. It should be noted here that the way... See More

A group of scientists led by Dr. Manoj Garg, Director, Environmental and Technical Consultants and the Uttar Pradesh pollution control board conducted experiments during the Ashwamedha Yagya at Gorakhpur, U.P. Theseexperiments were set up at about 20 meters east from the Yagyashala. The samples of 100 ml each of water... See More

Phosphorous 4076 mg per kg. Potassium 3407 mg per kg. Calcium 7822 mg per kg. Magnesium 6424 mg per kg. Nitrogen 32 mg per kg. Quispar 2% W/W These results clearly support the claims made about the role of Yagya in control of air pollution. The Deputy Director, Agriculture had... See More

The effects of yagya are not confined to the removal of atmospheric pollution and medicinal purification. It is only the gross facet.Ies sublime effects are more intensive and amazing – prominent among these is the parjanya.  Parjanya implies sublime showers of streams of vital energy and spiritual strength from the... See More

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